The Second Forum of Social Innovations of Regions
The Second Forum of Social Innovations of Regions, which will become a platform for presentation of the best experience of social practices in Russia, will take place on 8th and 9th of June in Krasnogorsk city which is situated near Moscow.
Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, thinks that due to development of legislation about support for social-oriented NCOs and also participation of business in social transformations, the number of innovations in social sphere has significantly increased. Vice-speaker of the Federation Council marks four features of social innovations in Russian Federation’s subjects for today.
«First of all, development of social innovations becomes a very common phenomenon, and preparations for the Second Forum demonstrate it visually. During the period from the first forum and the second one there was revitalization of the process – moving from single examples of innovations to systematical work of the regions in this direction» – says vice-speaker of the Federation Council.
Secondly, people know about innovations a lot more information than several years ago. Due to informational support and the Internet it is not necessary for representatives of the region to arrive at all debatable platforms and forums. World Wide Web made information about social innovations available for everyone.
Thirdly, which is very important, regional models of innovational work in the social sphere are practiced, informs Galina Karelova. They can be shared to other subjects. For example, in the Perm region there is a model of creating a comfortable sphere for NCO and business in the field of social services, in Tatarstan there is a model of the infrastructure of support for socially oriented NCO which is developed. According to Galina Karelova, we should go on for creating innovational models of social policy in the regions, and from them – to new methods in realization of federal social policy.
Finally, the authorities, business, NCO and citizens participate in development of innovational processes together. «Social policy is developing more successfully only if there is an active interaction of people themselves, NCO, charity and budget organizations» - comments Deputy Chairperson of the FC.
Galina Karelova makes a conclusion that synergy of the authorities and citizens has a beneficial influence on development of the society not only in the social sphere but also in economy.
Agata Korovina, news agency of Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Irina Nikishina